Welcome to the autosnob!
Computer Generated Snobbery
Bike Snob NYC rules, but I created this random computer "autosnob"
because I noticed BSNYC was getting a little bit, well, formulaic
in his snobbery. Formulas is something computers are very good
at, so I spent a couple of hours in my top secret lab and created
Here's how it works: I take random posts from
Bike Snob NYC, mash
them with random Craigslist bike ads, and apply some simple keyword
recognition to create a new Snobby article. Sometimes it works
pretty well, sometimes it doesn't.
If you see XXX in the text, that's a placeholder for
random text that I still need to ad. I'm obviously still
working on the part the mocks the actual Craigslist ad.
Right now, I mostly select random quips based on the colors
that are found in the ad text.
Major props to Mr. BikeSnob for the wonderful
inspiration. Push "reload" on your browser for different text, or
visit Cyclelicious for more
bike stuff. If you see mention of "Wally" here, that's Wally Crankset
of CycleDog fame (with
apologies to my friend Ed).